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Jason J. Mendro is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Mendro has extensive experience defending class and derivative action lawsuits at the trial and appellate level. He is ranked as a leading (Band 1) lawyer in Securities Litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022, and has earned national recognition, being named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer and a “Rising Star” by Law360 and Super Lawyers. Mr. Mendro defends a broad spectrum of commercial litigation. He represents companies and their directors and officers in wide-ranging shareholder disputes, including securities class actions, challenges to mergers and acquisitions, and derivative lawsuits. He advises boards of directors and special litigation committees in conducting internal investigations and addressing shareholder litigation demands. He also defends challenges to investment services and products, data breach litigation, and claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the False Claims Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Mendro authors chapters of two leading litigation treatises, and he is a member of the Steering Committee of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, which is consistently ranked as one of the top securities litigation practices in the country.
In addition to defending private claims, Mr. Mendro regularly represents businesses in litigation with the government. He has defended numerous companies in investigations and actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and large coalitions of state attorneys general. He also has represented leading industry groups in challenging administrative rulemakings.
Mr. Mendro graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, where he graduated first in his class. Mr. Mendro also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Mendro is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., New York, California, and numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits.
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Harvard University - 2002 Juris Doctor
University of Florida - 1998 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar